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for unsafe levels of radiation. >>pam: while the nuclear threat in japan is getting worse, nuclear experts from uc-berkeley say the danger here in the bay area, even if there was a complete meltdown in japan was nonexistent. kate thompson reports, they say if some radiation reached the u.s. it would be so small it would not be cause for concern. >>kate: today's danger level in the bay area on a scale of 1 to 10, one being the best and 10 being the worst, as far as radiation. >> id 0. one. >>kate: worst-case scenario everything goes wrong. what is the situation in the bay area on a scale of one to attend if that happens in today's question mark? >> 1. there shouldn't be any health hazard. to the bay area. >>kate: reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: on the phone to help us understand the implications of exposure to radiation, michael with the state public health. there is concern even though we are hearing from experts said it's unlikely the u.s. could really be affected by a meltdown and radiation from any plants in japan. nonetheless there is concern among the general population. what mess
plant at a power plant in japan? >> caller: pam, wanting i can say is that as more and more information comes out of will have more information. and expect to what happens. right now, which are glued to the news coverage we are watching you. and seen the images and we totally understand why folks would be concerned in the united states. it is really too early to draw any conclusions and make assumptions about that plant. and the assumptions of if it is built the same? >> caller: i am not aware of the building construction of the plant but the el diablo canyon was billed for the coast for which it sets. it was designed for the ocean. with different and environmental hazards in mind like earthquakes, some of the south. in fact, the power block is a thousand feet above sea routsee level. in addition, we have seismically reinforced structures. all of our systems, components are put into the plant with seismic safety in mind. a long-term seismic program in mind. we've been on staff team of geoscientists the constantly looking at the seismology activity. with moving tectonic plates. especiall
>>pam: as japan's nuclear nightmare deepens, the emperor goes on pension to stay calm. tokyo's streets are deserted as elevated radiation levels have spread beyond the evacuation zone. >> radiation levels are extremely high. >>pam: with four reactors in danger of meltdown the u.s. embassy is warning americans to stay at least 50 mi. away. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: japanese officials say the best way of ending the threat of nuclear disaster is a new power line that could restore electrical power to the cooling pumps at the reactors. the u.s. regulatory commission said today all the water is gone from one of the polls. as kron 4 shows us, there is now nothing to stop the fuel rods from ultimately melting down. >>reporter: a new satellite pictures shows for the first time the extensive damage to the reactors. no. 1 lost its roof in an explosion, number two is in tact in releasing steam. no. 3 shows the most damage but the greatest danger is reactor for. it that is where all the water is train from the polls. u.s. officials say t
from of japan's nuclear reactors. u.s. officials cannot expect the japanese to quickly regained control of the plan's fuel rods. dangerous levels of radiation. good evening, everybody. all lan security is saying that radiation levels from flights from japan, landing and chicago, n.y.. to have real activity, but not enough to be concerned about. - radioactivity. first, what steps are being taken? nuclear helicopters tons of water the pilots cannot get very close. only one of the drop hit the target. not much of an impact. later, soldiers used high-pressure fire trucks. and used that on number three for 30 minutes. 140 mi. away and tokyo the japanese are trying to flee their country. rolling blackouts, food and fuel supplies are low. the united states as it advised americans still stay 50 mi. away from the nuclear areas. the evacue evacuation process of americans out of japan. president obama is telling people not to worry about nuclear plum in our country. >> i want to be very clear that we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the not states. or if it is the west coast, haw
of the quake a 30 ft. wall of water comes ashore. tonight northeastern japan is reeling from floods, fires and a new threat from the damaged nuclear power plant. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: at 4:00, complete coverage of the earthquake in the tsunami that hit the california coast. our team coverage begins this afternoon with rob. he is live in santa cruz where there is major damage. >>rob: santa cruz county remains under a local state of emergency rate now. millions of damage as many as 100 boats have been damaged here. we have some video that we can show you. we saw surge after surging floodwaters coming into the channel of the santa cruz yacht harbor. this continued until 1:00 in the afternoon. as you can see it just these boats and operated them breaking away large chunks of the docks. hundreds of people came down here, for evacuation orders. the wharf remains closed and the beaches remain closed and the tsunami warning remains in effect here. were going to get confirmation on some of these numbers. of rate now is fairly common. but report
. those stories and much more coming up after the break. >>pam: new details in japan, the japanese government says the radiation in tokyo's tap water and out exceeds the safe level for consumption by children. that is caused a rush on bottled water. the japanese capital is far. the food and drug administration says, a japanese food from other sections of the country will be screened before being elected to the united states. more smoke is rising from the damaged reactor is causing a new evacuation of workers were trying to restart the plant's cooling pumps. the operator of the plant said there was no apparent new release of radiation. the company did released pictures of the control room, with lights turned on for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami. the earthquake in tsunami are turning out to be the most expensive disaster in history. if the death toll is now nearing 10,000, with another 16,000 missing. if the japanese-government estimates the damage at more than $300 billion. toyota said today it will delay the launch of its pre as hybrid minivan due to disruptions i
's not discount this. march was up three the month, oil broker 205, khaddafi is blowing up people, japan, tsunami, portugal, ireland. the united states for another war. if we can't afford this. >>pam: another conflict. speaking of japan, the president is defending nuclear power in setting goals for cutting oil imports big time. what does that mean for the market? >>rob: for natural gas is a good thing, for nuclear power it's a good thing. fuel efficiency on trucks is a great idea, if we were to spend money, but fuel- efficient who vehicles it would cut down on. we do need to cut down on the foreign oil and we have plenty of natural gas. we have in the united states basically what amounts to, we are the saudi arabia of natural gas. >>pam >>rob: truck gases in safe places, if you need oil you have to go 8 mi. under the ocean or in to the middle east. natural gas will never be a great investment because with plenty of it and it's easy to get. >>catherine: the kirov, he will be back if your e-mail. we will be back after this. >>catherine: the latest on the nuclear threat, more fear about the spreadin
's in northern japan it is called a sketch for japan and it will be tonight from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. that the project one gallery lounge in san francisco it is going to " give to asia " helping the people for north of japan. stay with and coming up 5:00 p.m., will have the bay area 680-24 interchange, no problems. we will be right back. stay with us for continuing coverage of the japanese earthquake. qy [ jerry ] look at this! you got a state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more. go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? what's this do? [ beeping ] state law makers will be back at the bargaining table as the get ready to decide on possible tax extensions and whether or not to eliminate redevelopment agencies. governor jerry brown once the special election on june 7th. that special election wo
one week into japan's nuclear nightmare the first tiny traces of radiation are detected in california. it far too small to pose any hazards. we'll show you how diploma particles crossed the pacific. we are tracking the storm that drenched the bay area, triggering a multicar pileup in the sierra. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: kron 4 is tracking the storm, we have crews all over the bay area from as far north as santa rosa all the way down to the mountains in santa cruz. we're covering a tornado that damaged a building in santa rosa. crews working on down the power lines in san rafael, and the flooding in no valley. as well as the downpours of rain in san francisco and in the oakland hills. in the peninsula will show you flooded areas in san bruno. plus, crews are canvassing the south bay and watching the conditions in san jose and along highway 17. we are tracking the storm and begin with jacqueline bennett. >>jacqueline: it's been a wild day of weather in the bay. this is ocean beach, and that is a tornado over the water. we
with japan, tsunami is, loss. the issue's letter out there that are going to drive people crazy is going to get worse? is it not going to get worse? it's going a lender. fundamentals were great worldwide. i feel confident, the higher oil is saki and the rain in libya and then the and and and then japan what will happen or not. evaluation, fundamentals, economics we will go higher but march maybe march not so much. >>catherine: amazon began opening an app shop. >>rob: at polish suing over the name app. i love it, there's no barriers to entry last jeff he started doing videos, downloading tv shows and movies just like apple. he started doing acts just like google. they are a distant no. 2. >>catherine: 20 come back with rob with e-mail coming up. >>pam: want to tell you about kron 4 is baseball's special. this saturday gary will host a baseball by the bay with a preview of the giants in the days as well as player interviews in an up close look at spring training. if that's the saturday at 8:00 p.m. right here on kron 4 news. we'll be right back. >>catherine: the fourth day of the, american
. >>catherine: traces of plutonium are found in the soil the house and the damaged nuclear plant in japan and disturbing officials are insisting it it is not enough to threaten public health. also in the fuel and leaking into seawater. ocean contamination has won 1 mi. north of the 12 mi. evacuation zone. radiation has been reached to the u.s., with tiny amounts of of the coast of massachusetts. in rain water but health officials are reassured that it is not an issue. the trick in water is completely safe. pre-dawn candlelight vigil near three mile island in pennsylvania. annthe 32nd anniversary of the partial march 28th, 1979 it worst nuclear accident in the u.s.. demonstrators of an offering prayers for japan. pamela? >>pam: we are waiting to adhere president across the country of 4.30 will have the alike. and update you with the rebels all coming up, stay with us. [ male announcer ] for 5 bucks, you can get a sub. or...you can get all this. kfc's $5 everyday meals. 5 meals, 5 bucks. choose from one of the colonel's favorites, like two pieces of original recipe. your choice of sides, bi
voluntarily. previously they have been told to stay indoors. japan's prime minister today warned today that the situation " does not warrant optimism ". he had no estimate of one addend danger might ease. he said the government is putting all its efforts in the keeping the situation from worsening. >>catherine: president barack obama spent a lot of the day talking to congressional leaders. he's trying to work hard to win support of the u.s. role. the pentagon might move beyond targeting air defense sites and might bring in the air force gunships aimed at attacking ground forces in urban areas. >> highly accurate attack brings in the salsa and three of the tanks completely destroying them. >>catherine: themoments of one's armored homes caught in the jet. the range of targets is widening. a spate it as far as to send a message worth using every troop weekend. >>catherine: in been gauzy supporters of the rebellion march to show their banks up for air support. the rebels themselves are marching towards the contested town. in tripoli did to that the government takes journalists on the tour
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